2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15pm EST
WVCTSI Project ECHO HepC/HIV program began to address the steady rise of HCV cases in West Virginia on May 5, 2016. This innovative hub-spoke knowledge sharing network allows rural physicians to present HCV cases to a panel of experts including infectious disease, gastroenterology, and behavioral medicine physicians from West Virginia University and receive mentoring in the management of such chronic conditions. On May 24, 2018, WVCTSI Project ECHO HepC/HIV started to include HIV case as well with its rise in West Virginia.
These sessions also include didactic presentations on a variety of HCV/HIV topics including virology, physiology, and pathophysiology of HCV/HIV, treatment options, and transmission prevention techniques. The HIV portion of this program will instruct attendees based on a National HIV Curriculum from the AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Research Center.
- Comprehend HCV/HIV screening techniques and decision making process for introducing treatments.
- Identify the mechanisms of commonly used agents and factors regarding treatment choices and duration.
- Describe HCV/HIV virology, immunology, and pathophysiology.
- Counsel HCV/HIV patients regarding prevention of transmission and other preventative practices.